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Ethical Lawyering: ABA Ethics Rules and Opinions

ABA Ethics Rules

The ABA rules are available for free online, in print, and on Lexis and Westlaw. Generally, its best to use the Westlaw version because it provides:

  • Annotations: Brief notes by Westlaw staff identifying the most significant cases and other sources about the rule. Found under the Notes of Decision and Context & Analysis tabs
  • Citators: Tools that automatically search for additional cases and other sources that cite the rule. Found under the Citing References tab.

ABA Ethics Opinions

Ethics opinions by the ABA are available on on Lexis, Westlaw, in print and microfilm, and from the ABA website:

Collections of ABA Ethics Materials